Lafayette joins the movement for ethically produced retail

On Feb. 19, the college officially became an affiliate institution to the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), a labor monitoring organization that works to combat sweatshop conditions and ensure that retail, like college merchandise, is produced ethically.   Lafayette’s decision to become an affiliate institution comes after fifteen months of effort by Lulu Kirtchuk ‘21 and Olivia […]

Students petition for pass/fail option as semester draws to a close, no word from faculty if this is a possibility

With the end of the semester and final exams right around the corner, a petition calling on the college to implement a pass/fail option for students has garnered more than 600 signatures on During the spring 2020 semester, the college provided all students the option to take any of their courses pass/fail. However, for […]

No new cases found after one student and one employee test positive in September: Cases in Pennsylvania still on the rise

Both the student and the employee who tested positive for the coronavirus in late September have fully recovered and exited isolation, according to director of health services Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein. The positive test results brought the fall semester case count to eight. During the first week of having students on campus in August, five students […]

Greek organizations move forward with new accreditation process to address growing concerns about inclusivity

Lafayette has finalized policy changes to the Greek organization accreditation process, mandating increased attendance at various workshops addressing concerns about inclusivity in fraternities and sororities.  Earlier this month, the Student Government Greek Life Committee submitted proposed changes to Vice President of Campus Life Annette Diorio. These changes instituted that at least 75 percent of the […]

Diversity in Sorority Life Panel discusses first steps to making Greek life more inclusive amidst calls for abolition

Sorority leaders from all six Lafayette chapters held a Diversity in Sorority Life Panel last Thursday to discuss inclusion in the Greek life community, as calls for the abolition of Greek life intensify online.  The panel was held so the campus community could have an opportunity to have “open communication” about “the issues that a […]